(Cathy) Well, how was my week? I was sick again with yet another cold. Or maybe it was the same cold from a month ago come back to haunt me. I did bid my new shift at work. It starts the first week of November. I will be working all am's five days a week. I need to stock up on sleep before the shift starts! (Carolin) I too, have a scratchy throat. Just started today :(.(Sunshine) I guess we can all join hands as we are all a part of the "I FEEL CRAPPY CLUB".
I have started and am about a third of the way through the book we have picked for our ladie's book club, "The Senator's Wife", by Sue Miller. http://www.nytimes.com/2008/01/13/books/review/Warner-t.html. So far I am enjoying this book better than our last pick. (see our label book club on our side bar). I have read Sue Miller's books before and I find them an easy read. What I am not enjoying is the constant reference to sex. I just got a call from the library this evening telling me that my book has finally arrived. I will pick it up tomorrow but your comment makes me look forward to reading the book.
What else have I done? I did bring in some pots of herbs and placed them under my lights in my potting room. I made a butternut squash soup with homemade chicken stock for dinner with homemade bread for dinner. Yummy! Friday night is pizza night. I make the pizza dough in my bread machine. It comes out perfect each and every time. I swear our kids could eat pizza every day! I hope the ladies had good weeks! Sounds nice, I too made a carrot leek soup for Fridays lunch, it is a favourite with some of the kids. I call it, "Harvest soup", because some kids won't even try because it says carrots and they don't know what leeks are! I also have made pizzas, 4 - 7 each and every day. I used to make pizza dough in my bread machine and yes it always turned out great. I use premade doughs for work. Nice and easy and the kids like it, if there was ever any left over pizza I might even try one. Well you all know how much I love pizza but everytime that I have attempted to make the dough in the bread machine, its one big flop. The texture is good but I don't like the taste so I always end up buying store bought dough. Maybe I'll call one of you girls for your recipe and give it another go.
I have had a good week, just very busy and I am tired. I have had a good problem with work. I am too busy for me and I think I am loosing money because I can't get everything done everyday that needs to be done. I don't think I can afford to hire full time help. So my compromise has been to look for someone for three days a week for 3 - 4 hours a day. And also be available for catered events and day long conferences. I have a friend from my small group who has been looking for work for awhile now. I asked her if she would be willing to help me out until she finds work in her field. Thankfully, she agreed. She is coming in tomorrow for some training and to get familiar with the operation. So I guess this means I am an employer! This is all freaking me out!!!!! Congratulations on being at the stage where you need more help. Your business is growing and that means that you are successful at what you are doing. I am sure that it is all very scary but you are a winner and you will always succeed at what ever you do.
For myself, it has been a busy week and I have been very tired. I am fighting a cold and a general feeling of unwell and I almost forgot that we were blogging today even though Caroline and I just talked about it only 12 short hours ago. I seemed to be able to get so much more done in one day but now a days the fatigue is really getting to me. I have my family over for my dad's 76th birthday on Saturday and then next week is Thanks Giving and I have a house full of people, both sides of the family will be over. I am tired just thinking about all of the work. I enjoy hosting, but it helps when I feel well and have more energy. It would be so nice to be invited over more often. My younger sister did tell me how much she loves when we were discussing my doing both events. It will be great!!!
Have a great weekend everyone!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!